Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Did You Know Tuesday

Did you know that the Senior League World Series (SLWS) is held in Bangor, Maine? This is the eighth year that Bangor has hosted this baseball series for 14-16 year olds. Currently in its third day of the week-long event for 2009 (as of this posting), the SLWS brings together 10 teams from all over the world to playoff until there’s one winner for the year. Saturday was the opening ceremonies with a presentation of the flags for each of the appearing countries while their national anthem was played by a bagpipe corps. This year, the ten teams are from: Bangor, Maine; Cornwall, Ontario; Fremont, California; Makati City, Philippines; South Vineland, NJ; Friuli Venzia Giulia, Italy; San Nicholas, Aruba; West Madison, WI; Greenville, South Carolina; and Houston, TX.

The event is held at Shawn T. Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. Maine author Stephen King donated nearly $1million dollars back in 1991 to have this stadium built, and it was opened for its first game in June of 1992.

If you’re in the area this week, stop by and check it out. It’s a great event and it supports baseball for these teenagers from all over the world.

The Championship Game is Saturday, August 22. See you there! If you can’t make it, one of the ESPN channels will be carrying the game. Check your local listings.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

psh i should be in that

10:20 AM  

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